Family and children’s portrait photographer Ciaran Lee, specialises in making distinctive black and white photographs, and the creation of hand-made platinum prints. Working away from the confines of a studio environment, Ciaran uses your home, local park or place of personal significance as the backdrop for evocative and memorable portraits. Combining dramatic vision with consummate printmaking and framing skills, he produces finished pieces of artwork which freeze forever the defining characteristics of your family.
Relying on just a small selection of equipment, and working with whatever the natural light and location have to offer, Ciaran thrives on the simplicities that aid the strongest possible subject/photographer connection. He has an interest in fine printmaking that is borderline obsessive, and lovingly finishes each custom picture frame by hand. To watch a video which shows a platinum portrait being made in his darkroom in London, please explore the Atelier.
To commission a portrait please look through this website, leaving any questions you may have via the contact page.
Family portraiture was once the profession of the most talented artists. The images they painted now hang in galleries and museums, where despite visitors having no connection to the subjects, they are still admired as objects of individual beauty and presence. ”My aim from each commission is to create a series of defining portraits, which you, your children and future generations will cherish. These photographs are printed by hand with platinum metals, and presented to museum standards in custom picture frames. I am London based but available for portrait commissions throughout the country and internationally”.
Use this address for correspondence, but please note there is no provision for visitors.